Last night I had the chance to get together with my fellow expats of African descent and do some cultural exchanging at Free Your Mind 2013, a yearly get together celebrating Black History Month. It was nice to be able to meet other expats and mingle with the Black community in Tokyo…and to eat!
I was all over that soul food plate like I was a thirteen year old girl from the suburbs and it was Justin Bieber.
There was a big turnout, the place was packed! Aside from the delicious food there were performances–singing and spoken word poetry. There was also a Black history trivia quiz, and a salsa lesson that turned into something like the cha cha slide.
I had a fabulous time, and if I’m still in Tokyo next year I’ll definitely be going again.